Title: Estimator


The Estimator is responsible for gathering data required in preparing detailed budgets, estimates and pre-bid packages to ensure profitability. The Estimator will also establish a bidders list, solicit and evaluate subcontractor proposals and scopes of work, and review project plans and specifications for constructability and value added design. 


  • Execute the bid requirements within the established deadlines for hard bid, competitive bid, conceptual, schematic, design development and Guaranteed Maximum Price estimates. 
  • Develop comprehensive, accurate and competitive, detailed conceptual estimates and budgets. 
  • Review  and  analyze all  bid  documents  and  the  project  site.  Schedule  job  site walkthroughs with key subcontractors/vendors, and clients, as required.
  • Create  RFIs  and  submit  to  the  development team;  manage  RFI  process  and  submit  to  bidding subcontractors/vendors as needed.
  • Communicate with the design team as necessary during the preconstruction process.
  • Prepare detailed estimates (e.g., initial, schematic design, design development, and construction documents) including creating quantity takeoffs, applying project-specific unit pricing, and value added design options.
  • Prequalify  bidders,  based  on  scope  of  work.  Develop  a  list  of  qualified  bidders  to  ensure  the  right subcontractor/vendor receives the Invitation to Bid (ITB) document(s).  
  • Perform constructability analyses, prepare a detailed scope clarification document and cost breakdown. Manage  and update scope clarification document real time preconstruction phase. Provide cost modeling and value design input.
  • Coordinate schedule and general condition requirements with the project team.
  • Work with Preconstruction/Estimating team on developing the client proposal.
  • Participate in preconstruction meetings as necessary.
  • Assist with subcontractor awards as required.
  • Review and present budget and bid package to project team.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Kind, Courteous, and Respectful
  • Collaboration
  • Coordination
  • Communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Team Player 

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Preconstruction/estimating experience is required, prior project management and field experience is a plus.
  • Ability to estimate large, complex projects ranging from $20-50m in representative markets.
  • Conceptual estimating and budgeting, estimating software, negotiated and competitive processes, scheduling and value engineering.
  • Knowledge of the subcontractor community and sub-market pricing. 
  • College degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Engineering degree a plus

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